With the exception of Mykonos town, Chora, all over Mykonos you will see the typical Cycladic cubist style of architecture. Small, often single storey white cubes sprinkled over the landscape like little iced cakes. Mykonos town however offers a different architectural style that is unique in the area. Here, flanking the narrow winding streets are buildings reminiscent of a medieval style.
Every house is reached via a flight of straight steps, parallel to the road, whilst the space underneath these steps was traditionally kept for storage. Atop the steps is a wooden painted balcony that sometimes projects over the road to nearly touch the balcony of the house across the street. Here too, you will find a change from the ubiquitous blue and white decor of Greece. In Mykonos town the wooden structures of every house are painted in a rainbow of colours, against the whitewashed walls and blue sky, the effect is absolutely delightful...
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- Copyright: Cem Canbay (canbayimages) (1754)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Kenko Circular Polarizer 82 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-09 4:44